Monthly Archives: October 2013

Satan’s Holiday!

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

I don’t like Halloween,
I believe it’s Satin’s parade
and for all of his victims
my heart is very afraid.

I watch witches and vampires,
march up to my front door
looking for some candy
but I want to give them more.

I want to tell them about Jesus,
and the sweetness of His grace
I want to wipe the bloody smiles
from their evil-looking face.

I want to share God’s goodness,
give them a taste of heaven above
I want to reveal Satan’s tricks
and tell them about God’s love.

I don’t like Halloween,
for I know it’s Satan’s holiday
and I pray tonight from him
I can turn ~ all of them away!

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Acts 26:18
King James Version

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them which are sanctified
by faith that is in me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Tackle Box ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

A peek into Satan’s tackle box,
should give you the shutters . . .
for the lures he uses come
straight out of hell’s gutters.

He casts out the snare of pride,
when God tells us to wait
for he knows our inflated egos
are so easy for him to bait.

He loves to entice us,
with the bait of envy and greed
for he knows with our possessions
we are not willing to concede.

He draws from his box of lures,
the most treacherous bait of all . . .
wolves in sheep clothing
in hopes, all will heed their call.

He wants to entice all he can,
with tolerance for immorality
for he knows we use God’s love
to endorse a lenient rationality.

Yes, a peek into Satan’s tackle box,
should make every Christian run away
for the deception that he uses . . .
has already caused many to go astray!

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Matthew 7:15
King James Version

“Beware of false prophets, which come to
you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly
they are ravening wolves.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


More, More of Your Grace ~

Don't Give Up used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, grant me the grace,
to face yet another day
though my body withers
let not my spirit fade away.

Keep my faith strong,
be to my heart ever near
show me Your great mercy
bring my soul eternal cheer.

Lord, give me endurance,
I want to finish the good race
but Lord, I cannot do it . . .
without more, more of Your grace.

This illness ravishes my body,
together it’s our cross to bear
so please impart unto me
extra grace for me to wear.

Lord, help me to be strong,
as we go through this valley
then in Your grace and mercy
my spirit can peacefully rally!

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Hebrews 4:16
King James Version

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

Written for my dear friend in Christ
Gregory Lane
http://calvinistview.com/what-is-lou-gehrigs-disease/


Sometimes!

Breath Deep used with permission IBible Verses

Today, for some,
and yes . . . including me
the way of the Lord
is sometimes hard to see.

Although we endeavor,
to follow His perfect will
the road ahead of us
is sometimes all up hill.

We try not to doubt,
or let our worries in
but for all our efforts
they sometimes win.

And as we go about,
seeking the righteous way
we sometimes forget to ask
for direction when we pray.

But, if any of you,
are sometimes like me
I know without a doubt
you’ll concur and agree.

For we are His faithful ones,
we know we must press on
until our fears and worries
are removed and gone.

And then we will acquire,
our promised eagle wings
for we know that is what . . .
our hilltop experience brings!

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Isaiah 40:31
King James Version

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Take My Pride, Lord ~

Life A Life Jesus will be Proud of used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, take away the pride,
in the things I say and do
let me take no pleasure
in just my point of view.

Teach me to be humble,
instead of being right
so I can stand worthy
pleasing in Your sight.

Help me to be meek,
less of myself aware
let not my ego cause
other people to despair.

Let me be grateful,
modest in my needs
may I not be haughty
in my acts and deeds.

Lord, take away my pride,
let me make You proud
may it be Your gentle Spirit
that stands out in a crowd!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 16:18
King James Version

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Ask, Ask, Ask!

God is Good used with permision IBible Verses

Ask the Lord for help,
don’t hold back a request
ask Him for your daily needs
then let Him supply the rest.

Ask as though you’re a beggar,
as if you had naught a thing
ask knowing God will provide
then watch what He will bring.

Ask for a deeper understanding,
wisdom above everything else
ask to stay true to His teachings
not to be led away by the false.

Ask according to His perfect will,
while sticking close to His laws
ask in the name of the Father
then confess to Him your flaws.

Ask God for assurance,
then rest and just believe
ask trusting in His provisions
then see what you’ll receive.

Ask for whatever you desire,
for God is up to the task
but ~ first you must remember
to ask . . . ask . . . ask!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 11:9
King James Version

“And I say unto you,
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know Thy Goodness

Life Worth Living used with permission IBible Verses

Oh, to know Thy goodness,
Thy holiness and Thy grace
to have within my very reach
Thy strength to embrace.

Then I shall not ever doubt,
or fall away in dreaded fear
then I shall know what it’s like
to have You ever near.

Oh, to understand Thy anger,
Thy judgments and Thy wrath
to seize upon the truth that leads
to deliverance along Thy holy path.

Then I would mount up on the wings,
that eagles use to fly and soar
then I would take off to the heavens
and enter through salvation’s door.

Oh, to have found Thy perfect rest,
from the weariness from deep within
to grasp the Gospel of Christ Jesus
and find deliverance from my sin.

Then I shall not be tossed or thrown,
by every gust of wind or stormy wave
then I would find my Lord, my Savior
waiting for me  ~ to save!

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John 20:31
King James Version

“But these are written,
that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing
ye might have life through his name.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Strength of Character ~

Strength of Character ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s easy to be appreciative,
when all is going well
when there is no conflict
upon which to dwell.

But, when times get tough,
we often aren’t thankful
our attitudes don’t reflect
the reasons we are grateful.

It’s in the storms of life,
where we can learn to start
how to grow and develop
gratefulness in our heart.

So when taken off course,
don’t think of it as a detour
be thankful God is creating
in you, strength of character!

~~~~~~~~

James 1:2-3
King James Version

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your
faith worketh patience.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Things ~

Don't lose sight used with permission IBible Verses

Things, we all possess them,
most of them have a hold on us
demanding all of our attention
oh, how over them we love to fuss.

Things, cluttering up our lives,
stuffed away in crammed drawers
lying out in the open spaces
locked away behind closed doors.

Things, keeping us so very busy,
taking us here and there
requiring all our leisure moments
leaving no time for God to spare.

Things, the need for this and that,
longing after the newest toy
always needing to upgrade
oh, how they give us so much joy.

Things, we gotta have them all,
tucking them deep inside our heart
playing with them in our minds
keeping us from God far apart.

Things, we all have lots of them,
we need them for our survival
oh, how we worship and adore them
but to God ~ they’re all just an idol!

~~~~~~~

1 John 5:21
King James Version

“Little children, keep yourselves from
idols. Amen.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Guilty!

Saved by Jon Tomero free photo #7929

I have walked on this earth,
for many, many years . . .
I’ve stumbled and I’ve fallen
over my doubts and my fears.

Many times I have thought,
another step I could not take
and life’s troubling journey
I just did not want to make.

I struggled with the frantic pace,
I wrestled with the anxious stride
until the day, I came to realize
I was marching to my own pride.

I knew I needed deliverance,
from the course that I was on
and that is when I felt my life
to God being forever drawn.

He set me on a new path,
and saved me from the pit
He found me not guilty
and my sins, He did acquit!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 32
King James Version

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Black Holes!

Light Blub by Bogdan Kulyk free photo #7887

Some Christians are like “Black Holes,”
they only draw in the light
they can’t see their own darkness
for they always think they are right.

They say they read and study,
their Bibles almost every day
but when no one is looking
their hearts from God are far away.

They believe they are righteous,
there isn’t anything they can’t do
but these “Black Holes” drain the light
right out of people like me and you.

They look as if they’re glowing,
from the wisdom they’ve acquired
and think everyone around them
should be . . . oh, so inspired.

Jesus called us to shed His light,
and His Spirit will show us how . . .
but these “Black Holes” in our lives
think their holier than thou!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 6:3
King James Version

“For if a man think himself to be something,
when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, Wretched Women!

Used with permission IBible Verses

Oh, wretched women that I am . . .
sinned so bad, I should be damned
inside beats a cold, stony heart
that only wickedness can impart.

Miserable, pitiful resentful soul,
lived a life out of God’s control
knowing the truth, but looking away
hoping to make it, in my own way.

Years of struggling to seek and know,
yet not really wanting ~ God to show
so much for me to have to give up
didn’t want the bitterness in that cup.

Wasted days followed by useless years,
are now my heartbroken sobs and tears
so much more that I could have done
for God’s glory ~ to honor His Son.

Oh, wrenched women that I am . . .
now is saved by God’s precious Lamb
who sacrificed His own life for me
yet my wickedness . . . I still sadly see!

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Romans 7:24
King James Version

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver
me from the body of this death?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Cost of Endurance ~

Track-Running-Race_Sven-Hoppe_i1 from common photo archive

The Bible says to run the race,
with endurance in our steps
to jump over any obstacles
to pass by the risky objects.

This race is not an easy one,
there’s a cost for enduring
most of us can’t stay the course
because sin can be so alluring.

But, we are called to this race,
to be patient and persistent
and in our daily run with faith
we must be pressure resistant.

Before we step onto the track,
we must warm-up our endurance
then work-out any resistance
so we’ll run with God’s assurance.

There will be many roadblocks,
each day we’ll face head on
but, if we trust in God’s power
to them we won’t be drawn.

In this race we’ll have to give up,
things that bring us pleasure
but, when we set them aside
we’ll add to our eternal treasure.

The faithful race is long and hard,
no one said it was trouble-free
but, if we keep our eyes on the goal
we’ll run it filled with joy and glee!

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1 Corinthians 9:24-25
King James Version

“Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,

but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.

And every man that striveth
for the mastery is temperate

in all things. Now they do it
to obtain a corruptible crown;

but we an incorruptible.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


On My Feet ~

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When my troubles are many,
and my burdens are too great
when my knees fold and buckle
under worries immense weight.

When my heart grows weak,
and my soul is full of sorrow
when I need more that a hug
to even begin to face tomorrow.

When my legs can’t carry me,
and my back is in a slump
when I’m needing extra muscle
to get me over the next hump.

When my mind is dazed,
and confusion has me in a fog
when I need a clear thought
so I can see through the smog.

I lift up my drooping arms,
and raise my trembling hands
I give Jesus my anxious heart
so on my feet ~ I can stand.

He takes from me my burdens,
lifts the weight off my soul
He heals my current affliction . . .
and makes a way for my soles!

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Hebrews 12:12-13
King James Version

“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down,
and the feeble knees; And make straight paths
for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned
out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”


Text Message to God ~

Text Message to God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I need to have a 121
as soon as possible
I wish we could meet F2F
but that would be impossible.

I need to talk to You PDQ,
as I need some direction
please answer me ASAYGT
with Your divine reflection.

I know You will get this MSG,
as soon as I send it off to You
I just need to get Your GA
with what You want me to do.

I guess I’ll just have to W8,
until this message You see
this SLAP to me
and I know You will agree.

Thank You for Your POV,
for it won’t steer me wrong
I will be W4U
but please don’t take too long!

 ♥ and heavenly (  )’s

Your BFF

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Translation

121= One to One
F2F = Face to Face
PDQ = Pretty Darn Quick
ASAYGT = As Soon As You Get This
MSG = Message
GA= Go Ahead
W8= Wait
SLAP=Sounds Like A Plan
POV= Pont of View
W4U= waiting for you

♥= Love
(  )= Hug

BFF= Best Friend Forever


Rain On Me ~

Let His Teachings used with permission IBible Verses

Like the refreshing dew,
outside my window pane
the Word of God falls on me
like a gentle rain.

There is such a peace,
that cascades over me
calming looming storms
lingering out at sea.

Between the pages lay,
words of eternal life
flowing in the Good News
the answers to my strife.

My Bible instructs me,
when I need to know . . .
what I should be reaping
how I ought to sow.

My heart begins to soar,
when I grow my eagle wings
as the Holy Spirit rains on me
every spiritual blessing.

Like the refreshing dew,
the Word is uplifting . . .
spilling forth with His truth
to keep my soul from drifting.

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Deuteronomy 32:2
King James Version

“My doctrine shall drop as the rain,
my speech shall distil as the dew,
as the small rain upon the tender herb,
and as the showers upon the grass:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


To Those Who Know Jesus ~

Afflicted by Scott Johns free photo #11671

To those who know Jesus,
they understand the span
of His loving arms . . .
stretching out to all of man.

Upon the cross we know,
He died to forgive everyone
no matter whom we might be
regardless of what we’ve done.

His death brought new life,
saved us from damnation
with the gift of eternal grace
He bought our salvation.

He rose from the dead,
we call it His Resurrection Day
then sent His very Spirit
to shine light upon our way.

He went to be with His Father,
but left to all this promise
He would be sealed into . . .
our hearts and our conscience.

To those who know Jesus,
these facts we don’t refute
yet,  armed with all these truths
the world still can’t compute!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

John 3:16
King James Version

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What’s Under Your Robe?

Blessed ar Those used with permission IBible Verses

Sin isn’t just the kind,
observed with the eyes
there can be so much more
no matter the disguise.

People may point out,
the obvious sin in our life
but it’s the sin that’s unseen
that will cause eternal strife.

Sin that can’t be seen,
that we keep deep within
doesn’t go unnoticed
though we think it’s hidden.

For God sees our hearts,
the sins we’re harboring
He knows every deep secret
that we are nurturing.

We need to check our robes,
look under what it covers
there may be sin in us . . .
He wants us to discover!

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Numbers 32:23
King James Version

“But if ye will not do so, behold,
ye have sinned against the Lord:
and be sure your sin will find you out.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Promises Galore ~

Limitless God used with permission IBible VErses
Lord, when I’m feeling beaten,
when l feel trodden on and down
You promised I’d be a conqueror
and to give me victories crown.

And when I’m feeling bound up,
when my spirit’s tied up in knots
You promised to be my deliverer
and to capture all my thoughts.

And when I’m feeling confused,
when my mind wanders about
You promised to be my counselor
and to rid me of all my doubt.

And when I’m feeling like a failure,
when my life is but a mess
You promised I’d be an overcomer
and to help me to onward press.

And when I’m feeling fearful,
when anxiety has me in a stew
You promised me Your power
and a mind that is sound too.

And when I’m feeling lonesome,
when no one else comes into my day
You promised to be my forever Friend
and my companion along the way.

Lord, when the day comes to an end,
when darkness captures the night
You promised to be my lamp . . .
and Your Word to be my light!

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2 Peter 1:4
King James Version

“Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great
and precious promises:

that by these ye might
be partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped the corruption
that is in the world through lust.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


When Jesus Took My Care ~

Cast Your Cares used with permission IBible Verses

All my anxiety and apprehension,
my emptiness and deep despair
were wiped away that glorious day
when Jesus took from me ~ my care.

I was looking for just about anything,
to free me from this dreadful snare
then the trap of fear was released
when Jesus took from me ~ my care.

All those years I spent in the darkness,
were leading me to who knows where
then I saw His saving light that day
when Jesus took from me ~ my care.

Back then, my life was worthless,
it was all too much for me to bear
then my true worth shinned through
when Jesus took from me ~ my care.

Now I have eternal hope,
a perfect love that I need to share
so, to those who are searching
let Jesus have your ~ every care!

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1 Peter 5:6-8
King James Version

“Humble yourselves therefore under the
mighty hand of God, that he may exalt
you in due time: Casting all your care
upon him; for he careth for you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Full Submission ~

Throne of the Heart by Stephen Corbett free photo #10163

There is a love ~
that’s for God alone
in our hearts He must
sit on the throne.

This love must be,
for Him ~ conclusively
for He desires
our hearts ~ exclusively.

For God, is a jealous God,
He will not tolerate
a divided heart . . .
or one that desecrates.

There cannot be,
another lover of our soul
His Kingdom must be
our eternal goal.

For His beauty,
is in the hearts reflection
He must be the only object
of our affection.

So give to Him ~
His high and lofty position
then let your heart to Him
be in full submission!

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Exodus 34:14
King James Version

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for
the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a
jealous God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Good Word!

Let the Mind of Christ used with permission IBible Verses

So many anxious hearts today,
so many who are overburdened
so many needing a good word
so they can be unburdened.

So many fearful hearts today,
so many who are weighed down
so many needing a good word
so many need hope to rebound.

So many nervous hearts today,
so many with a heavy mind
so many needing a good word
so God’s peace they can find.

So many worried hearts today,
so many with a heavy thought
so many needing a good word
so many are just too distraught.

So many troubled hearts today,
so many with a heavy soul
so many needing a good word
so many needing to be consoled.

So many anxious heats today,
so many with a heavy burden
so many needing the Good Word
so many needing Jesus ~ to unburden!

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1 Thessalonians 5:11
King James Version

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together,
and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

Copyright 213
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has Placed Me Here ~

You are Where God Wants You used with permission IBible VErses

God has placed me here,
in this land of the unknown
in this sea of uncertainty
so His will may be known.

I know not what He has in store,
I know not where He will lead
but I know I must trust in Him
to His ways I need to heed.

It’s my duty to be humble,
to show Him my gratitude
for He is sovereign
and I must adjust my attitude.

There’s nothing that I can do,
no miracle I can perform
but I know I will be blessed
and my life He will transform.

He doesn’t owe me anything,
yet, He’s gracious with His mercy
it’s through the blood of Jesus
that in His eyes I’m even worthy.

God has placed me here,
in this place of hope and trust
so I will wait for Him . . .
to do what I know He must!

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Romans 8:28
King James Version

“And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love God,
to them who are called according to his purpose.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Crucified for Me ~

Into Our Death used with permission IBible Verses

Crucified for me,
for my sinful self
oh, how in His death
there is eternal wealth.

Jesus died for me,
so that I might live
all of my transgressions
He came to forgive.

His death is my life,
in it I became new
for in Him . . .
I am crucified too.

Dying everyday,
to the greed and lust
in the world I no longer
pledge my faith or trust.

Grace and mercy,
are now my hearts anthem
ever since Jesus became
my souls eternal ransom!

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Galatians 2:20
King James Version

“I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;

yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me:

and the life which I now live
in the flesh
I live by
the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave
himself for me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Masterpiece!

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

You are a masterpiece,
a portrayal of pure love
for you are put together
by the Creator up above.

You are a work of genius,
God knew just what to do
for He put His very image
and heart inside of you.

You are picture perfect,
you look like no other one
For God’s portrait of you
is in the likeness of His Son.

You are a work of art,
every line He has detailed
for your very frame
He has pared and scaled.

You are a masterpiece,
a stunning success . . .
God’s handiwork at its best
because you, He has blessed!

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Psalm 139:14
King James Version

“I will praise thee; for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


According to Thy Word ~

Save Your People used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, keep our feet steady,
let us walk according to Thy Word
help us to stand firm and strong
amidst the earth’s ungodly herd.

Lord, keep us from this world,
from its blasphemous desires
help us to stay close to You
and do what Your Word requires.

Lord, keep us in Thy company,
surround us in Your love and grace
let not this scornful generation
cause us to turn from You our face.

Lord, keep us safe and sane,
in a world that has gone purely mad
let us not be among the evil doers
who are addicted ~ to all things bad.

Lord, keep our feet steady,
let us walk according to Thy Word
so that we can stand and be strong
amongst the world’s irreligious herd!

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Psalm 1:1
King James Version

“Blessed is the man that walketh not
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Chip On the Shoulder ~

God Looks At the Heart

Some people have a chip,
it’s not just on their shoulder
it’s embedded so deep within
you can actually see it smolder.

They usually are burning mad,
seething with smoke and steam
and their poisonous fumes
are deadly when they scream.

They carry around a grudge,
about something from their past
like a time bomb about to go off
you can sense their deadly blast.

They rant and they rave,
about how everything’s unfair
and they’ll blame anyone
for the misery of their despair.

Some people have a chip,
their venom they like to spew
but, God doesn’t want it to become
something embedded in you!

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Psalm 37:8
King James Version

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:
fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Ignite Me ~

Revival by Gary Buchanan free photo #10484

Ignite me Lord,
fill me with the Spirit’s fire
until the day only You
becomes my heart’s desire.

Ignite me Lord,
set me ablaze in Your love
until the day I meet You
in heaven up above.

Ignite me Lord,
may Your Word sear my soul
until the day Your ways
become my only goal.

Ignite me Lord,
put a fire under me
until the day Your light
is all these eyes see.

Ignite me Lord,
let Your hope in me inspire
until the day of Your return
to keep others from hell’s fire!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 3:11
King James Version

“I indeed baptize you with
water unto repentance.

but he that cometh after me
is mightier than I,

whose shoes I am
not worthy to bear:

he shall baptize you
with the Holy Ghost,
and with fire:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Gathering of Two!

Two or More used with permission IBible Verses

Come together with one another,
love all for who they are
confess your own faults
seek those who wander far.

Bear your brother’s burden,
take your sister by the hand
carry one another
pray against evil, all will stand.

Give service where it’s needed,
teach the Word where you can
encourage one another
be kind to all of man.

Comfort the sick and hurting,
show all hospitality
enlighten one another
use your God-given ability.

Restore to one their faith,
forgive one and all
caution one another
pick up the ones who fall.

Have fellowship with one another,
and Jesus will be there too . . .
it doesn’t take a whole congregation
just the gathering of two!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 18:19-21
King James Version

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree
on earth concerning anything that they ask,
it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in My name,
I am there in the midst of them.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Alone With Jesus ~

Open My Eyes used with permission IBible Verses

Alone with Jesus,
quiet solitude
alone with love
praiseful gratitude.

Alone with Jesus,
peaceful and still
alone with hope
blissfully tranquil.

Alone with Jesus,
inner reflection
alone with grace
heartfelt affection.

Alone with Jesus,
silent meditation
alone with forgiveness
joyful resignation.

Alone with Jesus,
down on my knees
alone with Jesus
just Him and me!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:5
King James Version

“My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Lemons!

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.

When given a lemon . . .
we’re suppose to make lemonade
it’s a saying I’ve always heard
but, not one I’ve always made.

You see, I don’t like lemonade,
unless it’s sweeten by God’s grace
then the sourness of this life
I am able to peel away and face.

For what is lemonade,
it cannot quench the real thirst
unless we stir in the goodness
of Jesus’ love ~ into it first.

His love takes out the tartness,
the bitterness and the acidity
it unpeels the sin and grime
pares back the heart’s frigidity.

It removes the hardened core,
it softens up the outer peeling
His loves gets right to the soul
for a refreshing ~ inner healing.

So, if you are anything like me,
and lemonade you abhor . . .
the next time you get a lemon
sweeten it with the love of the Lord!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28
King James Version

“And we know that all things
work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

Photo credit: Wikipedia


Jesus Is the Salt of Life ~

Jesus is the Salt of Life ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord ~ You’re the salt of my life,
You add to it so much flavor
I’m so grateful that I made You
my Lord and eternal Savior.

Everything else around me,
seems so very bittersweet
You are the only One I know
who makes me feel complete.

When I think of Your great love,
I find to You I am indebted
I’m so thankful that Your grace
in my heart is forever embedded.

Lord, You are the salt of my life,
all Your goodness I truly savor
I’m so glad You are the One . . .
that gives my life so much flavor!

~~~~~~

Psalm 34:8
King James Version

“O taste and see that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Appointment with God!

Nearness to God used with permission IBible Verses

Every disappointment,
is an appointment with God
every soul that is disheartened
will be comforted by His rod.

Every heartbreak,
is a chance to find His love
every tragedy that befalls us
is a date with God above.

Every hardship,
is an agonizing upward hill
every trial that comes our way
is an encounter to know His will.

Every uncertainty,
is a meeting up with fear
every little doubt we have
is an engagement to draw Him near.

Every temptation,
is a rendezvous with sin
every occurrence we resist
is a commitment to be close to Him.

Every disagreement,
is a run-in with discord
every ordeal we go through
is an assignment to trust the Lord.

Every complication,
is a snag we’ve come across
every instance that we fail
is an occasion to assemble at the cross.

Every day is an appointment,
that with God we need to make
every day is an engagement
that with God we need to take!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Acts 17:27
King James Version

“That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far
from every one of us:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Released ~

Casting your Anxiety by Doorpost Verses used with permission

Whenever I’m anxious,
and life has me by the hem
I loosen up and I let go . . .
casting everything onto Him.

I simply sit back,
and let myself unwind
I relax in the knowledge
He’ll give me peace of mind.

Whenever I’m restless,
tense from my concerns
I call upon the Lord
till my stress He overturns.

I take a deep breath in,
then I let it all out
and before you know it
He takes away my doubt.

Whenever I’m troubled,
by my worries and cares
I take them to the Lord
in my thoughts and prayers.

I shut my eyes slowly,
and give to Him my ears
as I listen to His spirit
I’m released from my fears!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7
King James Version

“Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Hope!

God's Got This used with permission IBible Verses

Searching for a new job,
can’t buy any gas?
Don’t know how much longer,
your last tank will last?

Can’t pay the mortgage,
kids need new shoes?
Feeling like you’ve paid,
more than your dues?

Health insurance expired,
can’t afford to get sick?
Sensing you’re up against,
a perpetual brick?

Life seems unfair,
can’t find your direction?
Too many unpaid bills,
too many, to even mention?

Tough times like these,
we all sometimes go through
but if we turn to Jesus
He’ll show us what to do.

He’ll give us the strength,
to manage and to cope
for when we trust Jesus
there is faith and hope!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:12-13
King James Version

“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full
and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Sweetest Word I Know!

Will Your Forgive Me by Jason Sheveland free photo #6130

There is no other sweeter word,
that I have yet to hear . . .
there is no other sound of hope
that has fallen on my guilty ear.

There is no other pardon,
that’ll remove my crimson stain
there is no other sure release
to which my soul will ever gain.

There is no other freedom,
that I have yet to find . . .
there is no other liberation
of my soul, heart and mind.

There is nothing else like it,
nothing my ears have ever heard
 . . . forgiveness . . .
is that sweet blessed word!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:7
King James Version

“In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of his grace;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Didn’t Know!

God Has A Purpose used with permission IBible Verses

I didn’t know back then,
God had a plan for me
I didn’t know the designs
He had in store for me.

I wasn’t lead to the Word,
to see it with my own eyes
I didn’t know I had a future
to this ~ I wasn’t made wise.

I didn’t know to pray,
to ask Him for direction
I didn’t know my ignorance
would cause our separation.

I didn’t know I was to study,
the Bible or to read the Word
and when I went to church
these needs I never heard.

I wasn’t aware He declared,
the path He wanted me on
I wasn’t aware I was lost
til many years were gone.

I wish when I were young,
someone would have told me
there was a path God designed
and a purpose He had for me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:11
King James Version

“For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord , plans for welfare
and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Fragile ~

He Will Do It used with permission IBibble Verses

God won’t give to you,
anything you can’t do
He’ll not send you troubles
He can’t help you get through.

There will be many storms,
that will come your way
but, He’ll give you strength
whenever to Him you pray.

There will be heartaches,
sadness, anguish and grief
but, He’ll bring you comfort
give your heart rest and relief.

There will be setbacks,
delays, holdups and regrets
but, He’ll stay close to you
through all defeats and upsets.

There will be long days,
nights, weeks and even years
but, He will deliver you
from every one of your fears.

God will not leave you,
He knows you’re too fragile
He will give you His strength
so your troubles you can handle!

~~~~~~~~~~

Thessalonians 5:24
King James Version

“Faithful is he that calleth you,
who also will do it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Bleeding-Hearts ~

God loves You used with permissin IBible Verses

We search for love,
in all the wrong places
we seek acceptance
in strangers faces.

We go to chat rooms,
join a dating service
hoping our soul mate
comes to the surface.

We go to nightclubs,
we party, we dance
scanning the crowd
for a little romance.

We wish and we hope,
we beg and we pray
our truest of loves
will come our way.

We are often foolish,
unwise and soft-hearted
and our bleeding-hearts
are often discarded.

So, if you are looking,
for someone you can love
just open up your heart
and look up above.

Jesus loves you,
like no one else ever will . . .
the emptiness in your heart
His grace will quench and fill!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

John 15:13
King James Version

“Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Trust ~ Delight ~ Commit

God is Faithfull by Nathan Vanhorn CreationSwap

Trust in the Lord and do good,
do what you know you should
give to Him your every need
then on His faithfulness feed.

Delight yourself in the Lord,
the crown of life is your award
your heart desires He’ll grant
for He’s the God of can’s not cant’s.

Commit your ways to the Lord,
eternal life will be your reward
go to Him each day in prayer
and give to Him your every care.

Rest in the Lord and wait,
He will not let you faint
be not anxious or worried
for, God is not to be hurried.

Trust in the Lord and commit,
in His Word stay well and fit
rest in the truth and be still
and delight in doing His will!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:3-4
King James Version

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him;
and he shall bring it to pass.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Should Have’s and Only If’s . . .

Pressing on For Jesus used with permission IBible Verses on facebook

God doesn’t care about . . .
our should have’s and only if’s
He doesn’t nose around the past
in our mistakes, He doesn’t sniff.

He won’t dig up the wild seeds,
that in our life we have sown
He only cares from our mistakes
if in His wisdom, we have grown.

He doesn’t make our skeletons,
come back to taunt or haunt us
for when we confess our sins
He throws them under the bus.

God doesn’t sits around stewing,
over the errors we have made
He doesn’t want our minds troubled
or our hearts to be dismayed.

God only cares about our future,
where we go from here and now
and our should have’s and only if’s
He no longer wants us to avow!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:13
King James Version

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before,”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Fragrance of His Grace ~

The Fragrance of His Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I have smelt the rotten odor,
that living in sin brings
I’ve taken a whiff of lust
among other disgusting things.

I’ve bathed in the perfume,
of the riches of this world
I’ve sniffed around in greed
and gave decadence a whirl.

I’ve reeked of self-assurance,
on my destructive path
I’ve walked along the highway
that only leads to God’s wrath.

I was on the road to hell,
until the truth came my way
then I heard Jesus loved me
how He died for me one day.

The sweet aroma of these words,
brought me to my senses
soon I was convicted
of all my deadly offenses.

Now the fragrance of His grace,
is all that I can smell . . .
since the essence of His Spirit
in my heart, has come to dwell!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 9:14
King James Version

“How much more shall the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself
without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Road Map ~

I Have Hidden used with pemission IBible Verses
The Word is my road map,
that guides me along my way
leading me with great wisdom
to help me through my day.

When I am at a crossroad,
not sure of the way to go
I ask Jesus for directions
so the true way I will know.

When I find I’m too weary,
to make it down the road
I pray for His endurance
to help me with my load.

When I get off His path,
and I wander on my own
I get down on my knees
till His way for me is shown.

Yes, the Word is our road map,
the perfect guide for each of us
but we must read the scriptures
if in Jesus we’re going to trust!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 2 Timothy 3:16
King James Version

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In Perfect Peace ~

In Perfect Peace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In perfect peace, I am kept,
when my mind is stayed on Thee
I trust You God for my strength
and the power You instill in me.

Justice kissed my stony heart,
Your mercy I have met
joy fills up my weary soul
on You, my eyes are firmly set.

My mind rests in You Lord,
in quietness I hold on to my hope
I give You my earthly woes
for I know no other way to cope.

Grace now has found a home,
inside this shell of a life
filling up the lonely spaces
where once lived only strife.

In perfect peace, I am kept,
for I trust in only Thee
it’s only by Your power Lord
that I have any strength in me!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3
King James Version

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Trusting Heart ~

Trust the Lord with all Your Heart used with pemission IBible VErses

A trusting heart knows God,
it is filled with His peace
it has a calmness deep within
that it knows will never cease.

It is full of worship and praise,
is triumphant in all its ways
it is devoted and committed
honoring God with all its days.

It is steadfast and faithful,
it has not a wavering beat
it rises in the morning
so it’s Savior it can meet.

It is happy and content,
joyfulness flows throughout
it harbors not a fear
and casts away all doubt.

A trusting heart knows God,
is always within its reach
it has a calmness deep within
because it is full of His peace!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:5
King James Version 

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own 
understanding.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Call to Fly ~

My Call To Fly ~ CHRISian poetry by deborah ann

On my perch, I sit and wait,
for my call to fly . . .
and while I wait, I contemplate
where the wind shall carry me.

Should I meet an angry sea,
I would fly above the storm
find my way into God’s arms
where I’d be safe and warm.

If the wind were to call me,
to the highest mountaintop
my hope in my Savior
will help me reach the top.

And if my call to fly takes me,
into the lowest valley floor
I know my Lord would help me
to spread my wings and soar.

I sit upon my perch,
a sparrow with trusting wings
believing I will climb above
whatever storm God brings!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 5:3-4
King James Version

“And not only so,
but we glory in tribulations also:

knowing that tribulation
worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Wake Up, Wake Up!

Wake Up used with permission IBible Verses

Today’s a new day,
a fresh start ahead
so wake up, wake up
you old sleepy head.

Pick yourself up,
get out of that bed
pull off the covers
get out the lead.

Arise my sleepy soul,
arise and awake
this is God’s day
for you to undertake.

Get up, get up,
time’s wasting away
move you old snooze
get on your way.

Stand up, stand up,
get to your feet
move it and shake it
God wants to meet.

No more dozing,
get up, it’s now dawn
rise up, rise up
to His light be drawn!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:14
King James Version

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ shall give thee light.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Go ~

If God used with permission IBible Verses

Let go, and let God,
do what is best
even though we must
go through the test.

Let go, and let faith,
work all things out
even though we may have
some lingering doubt.

Let go, and let the Spirit
guide and lead
lest we forget
our spiritual need.

Let go, and let trust,
do its part
even though we may have
a wavering heart.

Let go, and let Christ,
give His perfect rest
so He can show us . . .
how much we are blessed!

~~~~~~

Romans 8:28
King James Version

“And we know that all things
work together for good

to them that love God,
to them who are the called

according to his purpose.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Humble Me ~

Live to Know God used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, humble me in Your mercy,
let fairness be my guide
for I know without Your justice
from my sins I cannot  hide.

Give to me Your understanding,
let Your truth direct my day
for I know without Your guidance
I would surely lose my way.

Show me Your compassion,
help me  to know Your will
for I know without Your goodness
I could never possess the skill.

Test my faith with consideration,
let Your wisdom speak out to me
for I know without Your grace
Your righteousness I couldn’t see.

Teach me about forgiveness,
let Your kindness in me thrive
for I know without Your passion
Your Spirit in me wouldn’t be alive.

Lord, humble me in Your mercy,
let Your love dwell deep within
for I know You died for me
so I wouldn’t perish in my sin.

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 25:8-9
King James Version

Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Feet Like A Deer!

Under His Wings Refuge used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

The Lord is my strength,
without Him, I am weak
He is my sturdy rock
that I must daily seek.

The Lord is my fortress,
in Him, I find my power
He is my safe refuge
my high and lofty tower.

The Lord is my protector,
in Him, I cover and hide
His are the wing’s shadow
where my soul can abide.

The Lord is my shelter,
in Him, I find my peace
He is the one I turn to
where I find true release.

The Lord is my hope,
in Him, I haven’t any fear
He gets me over rough places
with feet ~ He can steer!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:33
King James Version

“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet,
and setteth me upon my high places.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Compass of Love ~

Don' Let Me Loose Sight used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, Your love is my compass,
I use it everyday . . .
for I know it will lead me
to the true and righteous way.

When I need directions,
Your love guides me
so I can be nearer
and closer to Thee.

Whenever things are foggy,
I look to the Morning Star
knowing You will point me
right to where You are.

I can’t explain the expanse,
of Your love and grace
but no matter where I go
I feel it shine on my face.

Lord, Your love is full,
of truth and compassion
it has become for me . . .
my one true companion!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 86:15

“But thou, O Lord,
art a God full of compassion,

and gracious, long-suffering,
and plenteous in mercy and truth.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


To Be or Not to . . .

These Teachings used with permission IBible Verses

In Jesus I am called to . . .

be an heir of salvation
be sanctified
be justified
be accepted
be delivered
be reconciled
be blameless
be delivered
be saved
be changed
be healed
be whole
be renewed
be conformed
be restored
be refreshed
be converted
be established
be born again
be free
be loved

Jesus calls me to . . .

be without blame
be holy
be clean
be of one flesh
be blessed
be persuaded
be alive
be quenched
be rooted
be reproved
be examined
be perfect
be of sound faith
be faithful
be spiritual
be steadfast
be a follower
be without fear
be comforted
be strengthened
be still
be girded

Jesus asks me to . . .

be willing
be obedient
be a vessel
be wise
be a servant
be a doer
be a hearer
be a witness
be salt
be light
be fruitful
be temperate
be sincere
be of good cheer
be discreet
be careful
be merciful
be purified
be worthy
be joyous
be patient
be like-minded
be strong
be wise
be sure
be sober
be meek
be humble
be of good comfort
be ready

Soon with Jesus I will . . .

be taken
be gloried
be joyful
be happy
be at peace
be in heaven!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ Let us all be what Jesus wants us to be ~

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Tongue ~

The Tongue ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

With fire and venom,
the tongue likes to spin
spewing out it’s thoughts
from the hypocrisy within.

Judging one another,
but never – ever itself
the tongue is the critic
that will not die to self.

Sharp and two-edged,
it will quickly cut in half
the truth as it’s known
in the wake of its wrath.

Full of nasty criticism,
with a temper not to still
the tongue is the enemy
keeping us from God’s will.

Hateful and spiteful,
it’s deeds are no match
to the deceit it holds
in the lies it can hatch.

Dangerous and unsafe,
it’s ambition is to destroy
gossip is the ammunition
that it loves to employ.

With fire and venom,
the tongue likes to sin
and with its hypocrisy
it’s always out to win!

~~~~~~~

James 3:5
King James Version

“Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter
a little fire kindleth!”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Love of Jesus ~

Jesus is Love used with permission IBible Verses

May the love of Jesus,
bring light into your day
may His mercies shine
and brighten up your way.

May His precious blood,
flow all throughout you
may His life reflect
in all you say and do.

May His forgiving heart,
beat inside your chest
may His flawless peace
give your soul perfect rest.

May His arms of comfort,
enfold you with His grace
may you seek everyday . . .
His strength, His power, His face.

May His hope and glory,
burn in your life eternally
may you embrace His Spirit
in your life internally.

May your hope in Jesus,
enlighten you today
may you share His love
as you go along your way!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:16
King James Version

“Make thy face to shine upon thy servant:
save me for thy mercies’ sake.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Two Hearts Aligning ~

Trust the Lord with all Your Heart used with pemission IBible VErses

Oh, to abide in the Almighty,
to wait in perfect peace . . .
to endure without yielding
with a trust never to cease.

To accept without rejection,
to stay firmly in His hold
to believe without hesitation
with a trust that is bold.

To be ~ instead of be doing,
to be willing to remain
to be unwearied and calm
is to let  His life in yours reign.

To be ~ in His strength,
to be in His mighty hands
to be in His lofty tower
is to find rest in His plans.

Oh, to abide in the Almighty,
to wait for His perfect timing
to endure without fainting
is to see ~ two hearts aligning!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 27:14
King James Version

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Think ~

Just Think ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

He still moves mountains,
casts them into the sea
just think what He can do
for you and me.

He heals the lame,
makes the blind eye see
just think what He can do
for you and me.

He casts out demons,
make them run and flee
just think what He can do
for you and me.

He saves the sinner,
from evil He sets free
just think what He can do
for you and me.

He rewards the faithful,
just like me and you . . .
and when we trust in Jesus
there’s nothing He can’t do!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 17:20
King James Version

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:

for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith

as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain,

Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;

and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Majestic Voice of God ~

God Thunders used with Permission IBible Verses

The splendor of God’s holiness,
can be heard in everything
from the rush of the ocean
to the gentle babbling spring.

His glory and His strength,
ride high across the sky
through the mighty thunder
you can hear His triumph cry.

The majestic voice of God,
strikes with a flash of light
fervently it shakes the earth
with the power of His might.

His words can twist and strip,
the heart of man away from sin
till in the depth of His love
they come to trust in only Him.

The voice of God is splendid,
to His people from their King
His strength is in the ocean’s rush
our peace is in the gentle spring.

~~~~~~~~~

Job 37:5
King James Version

“God thundereth
marvellously with his voice;

great things doeth he,
which we cannot comprehend.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


How Can I Show My Gratitude?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You’ve done
how can I show my thankfulness
for the eternal gift of Your Son?

What can I do to repay You,
for the kindness You’ve given me
what can I give back to You
so my appreciation You can see?

How can I render my thanksgiving,
the sense of my true gratification
how can I ever prove to You
the full delight of my satisfaction?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You do
how can I show my thankfulness
if I am not always praising You?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 42:4
King James Version

“When I remember these things, I pour out my
soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude,
I went with them to the house of God, with
the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude
that kept holyday.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Talk to Me Lord ~

Talk to Me God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
for my world’s shaking apart
and the winds of adversity
are blowing thru my heart.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
tell me the way I should go
speak to me thru Your Spirit
so Your path I may know.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
we need to make a connection
for I am counting on You
to lead me in the right direction.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
walk with me along the way
tell me to go right or left
I need Your guidance today.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
whisper Your love in my ear
reassure and remind me
Your strength is always near.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
let not pride keep us apart
be that still small voice . . .
speaking to my fearful heart!

~~~~~~~

1 Kings 19:12
King James Version

“And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


No Matter the Hour ~

God is Fatihfull used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, the day is now over,
the night is drawing new
I need to get some rest
so my soul You can renew.

I am thankful just to know,
that You never doze or sleep
for, no matter what the hour
You still tend to Your sheep.

When I am up and stirring,
You lead me on Your way
when in bed and covered
You are planning my next day.

Lord, my mind and my soul,
are constantly at peace . . .
for, no matter what the hour
Your love will never cease!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 121:8
King James Version

“The Lord shall preserve thy going out
and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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